Global Alliance

We want the very best of the world connected to the very best of the UK. That’s why we built this programme; to form international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions and people from every corner of the globe. It is innovation diplomacy at its best.

As the United Kingdom, we’re entering a new phase in our international relations. It has never been more important to foster long-lasting partnerships with the global community. Forming these strategic links will help to drive innovation locally, through the UK’s governing bodies, businesses and institutions and bring our talent to a broader audience.

But it’s not just about bringing UK innovation to the rest of the world. Many of the challenges we now face are universal, and having an international perspective on their solutions is critical. We can’t help to shape the future of the world in isolation. As an outward-looking society, we need to build global alliances, from the top tier of international relations down to individual organisations and people.

Find out more about the work we undertake every day to assure the UK’s place at the forefront of global innovation. Talk to our team now to see how we can help you find an international partner that could take your project to the next level.

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Our current global activity

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Global energy poverty is real. Over 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Over 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people gaining access to electricity worldwide are in urban areas.

Innovate UK KTN helps UK companies engage with European funding programmes and help them create collaborations.

Global Alliance Innovation Exchange is an Innovate UK KTN programme specially designed to help UK and international organisations search for game-changing solutions to innovation challenges. Through the programme, we support innovation transfer by matching industry or societal challenges to innovative companies from across a diverse range of sectors. Our success is built on our deep sector expertise, trusted independence and global network.

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Current Global Alliance funding opportunities

UK-Israel Eureka Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 20/06/2022 Closes: 19/09/2022

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research with Israel.

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Eureka Eurostars 3: call 3

Opens: 13/07/2022 Closes: 15/09/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for collaborative research with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars members countries.

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Global Incubator Programme: business acceleration for SMEs

Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/09/2022

An acceleration programme from Innovate UK Edge for innovative SMEs to explore the potential of overseas markets.

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Related Events and Recordings

Tue
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Mar
2021

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

09.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Mon
7
Feb
2022

An Introduction to Eurostars

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Thu
20
May
2021

European Funding Information Day

10.00 - 13.00 | Online

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Innovate UK KTN and partners address fragmentation in Nigeria’s energy sector

Nigeria has the potential to generate 12,522 MW of electric power from existing plants, but is only able to dispatch around 4,000 MW. To solve this, Global Alliance Africa at Innovate UK KTN in partnership with Rural Electrification Agency (REA) and Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) hosted a knowledge-sharing engagement in Abuja on 23 June 2022.

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Programmes related to Global Alliance

Global Expert Missions

Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Agrifood Africa Connect

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

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